Monday, December 22, 2014

White-tailed Eagle

A rather close encounter with a White-tailed Eagle on the west coast of Scotland earlier this year. Wishing everyone a very happy Christmas!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Red Grouse

A Red Grouse, possibly wondering where all the trees, eagles, harriers, mustelids, etc went. This was photographed earlier this year in Scotland on a grouse moor, where there was a notable lack of wildlife, but an abundance of Red Grouse.

Friday, December 05, 2014

Crested Tit

A Crested Tit photographed in the Cairngorms, Scotland. It's been estimated that there are 7,000 individuals in Scotland. About one third of this number were in Caledonian pine forest remnants, with the remainder occurring for the most part in plantations of Scots pine. However, the density of birds in the native pinewoods was almost ten times that of the plantations, thereby indicating that the ancient forest provides a much more favourable habitat.